Murrayhill all-stars win opener of junior baseball regional

Host team Columbia plays Nevada today



Murrayhill Little League of Beaverton, Ore. is off and running at the Little League Junior Regional baseball tournament at Propstra Stadium.

Murrayhill won its first game, 14-4 over the Nevada all-stars from Carson City on Wednesday.

The tournament for players ages 13-14, continues through Aug. 8 with the winner advancing to the World Series in Taylor, Mich.

Host team Columbia Little League plays its second game at 7 p.m. today against Nevada.

In other games Wednesday:

• The Idaho all-stars from North Boise defeated Missoula, Mont., 3-1.

• Two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning got the Hawaii all-stars from Maui past the Northern California all-stars from Rocklin, 5-4.

Hawaii took a 3-2 lead into the seventh where Northern California edged ahead 4-3 with two runs.

• Alaska all-stars from Juneau rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Arizona all-stars from Yuma 8-7.

Alaska led 6-2 after three innings. Arizona cut the lead down with a three-run fourth, tied it in the sixth and took a 7-6 lead in the top of the seventh.

Babe Ruth

KWRL, the combined team of Kalama-Woodland-Ridgefield-La Center, is 2-0 at the Pacific Northwest Babe Ruth 13-15 Regional baseball tournament in Kelso after a 2-1 win over Montana on Wednesday.

Jamison Benitez was 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI, and Trevor Huddleson drove in a run for KWRL.

Huddleston was the winning pitcher, and Benitez earned the save.

KWRL opened the tournament with a 17-1 win over Wyoming on Monday. Matt Doiron was 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Benitez was 2 for 3 with three RBI.

KWRL continues pool play at 1:30 p.m. Thursday against Idaho at Kelso’s Rister Stadium.

The top two teams from each pool after Friday play in Saturday’s semifinals with the championship Saturday evening.

The tournament champion advances to the Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series at Van Buren, Ark.